JOIN ALUMNI FOR A FOREST THERAPY WALK UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF COURTNEY CRIM, TRINITY UNIVERSITY EDUCATION PROFESSOR
Courtney Crim, Ed.D., invites local alumni to a guided "forest bathing" experience.
What is forest bathing? We will slow down and, using a standard sequence of invitations, deliberately move out of our heads and into our senses as we connect with the world around us. These forest therapy walks are not strenuous, and we rarely travel more than a mile. It is not the typical "conquer the elements" but rather "becoming part of the elements."
During this experience, you may notice beneficial physiological effects, such as decreased blood pressure and stress levels and increased functions in cognition and the immune system. Many people also notice an increase in creativity, problem solving, and empathy. These benefits, backed by almost 40 years of empirical research, often last far beyond the walk as you re-enter daily life.
Professor Crim suggests checking out The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams to learn more about forest bathing before the event. The YouTube video below also provides a good, quick reference.
We will have time after the event to enjoy coffee and snacks with Professor Crim and talk about the latest happenings on Trinity's campus.
Kids 13 and older are welcome to attend. Please register by Thursday, June 1.
Saturday, June 3 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
Seward Park 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S, Seattle, WA 98118
Kristin Fraser '91
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